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Whose Welfare?

Delta Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:51 PM
And she's full of s---. When there's no "village" nor caring people available, but someone wants to take on an unwanted child, it should be made to happen. I was adopted at age six days and have never considered seeking out my "natural parents," being thankful and grateful to the couple who went out of their way to take me in.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...